Journal #2First off, a big apology to all the people wondering where I've been the last couple of weeks. Life has been... hectic as of late. But now that school's out I'll be dedicating quite a bit more time to deviantArt and to the activities that got me so involved in this site. Chiefly making some Daedric armor! I haven't had time to work on it but I'm still very excited about the project, mainly due to the discovery of bondo filler putty (A big thanks to fairlyodd1217, go check out his iron helmet http://fairlyodd1217.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5a0on4). My original daedric helmet is really rough because I lost patience with trying to smooth out the bondo, but now that I know better than to rush it (and filler putty to help smooth it even more) I'm thinking I can get my pieces to the prop level quality I had envisioned.
It's also worth nothing that I think it's high time I got with the times and make my files available for download. My original plan was to make this all very pers
SKyrim models and other testbuilds for CSFGHi i have had so many request for Skyrim and other models and also had a large number of people asking to testbuild. I cant keep track of it due to my poor memory lol so it would be cool if some Skyrim/CSFG fans helped me get organized. you will become part of the Cut Score Fold and Glue team. The team we have now is great but we are all very busy, a separate blog will be made which team members will have access to not just for Skyrim models but all CSFG models that need test building then anyone wanting to build models will comment on the model they want to build, keeping it much easier to keep track of. Benefits of joining the team are support from other members, uploading models to our instant download server, access to posting on the blogs and a @csfgpapercraft.com email if you wanted it To join comment below, please only join if you have the spare time to helpSKyrim models and other testbuilds for CSFG4 years ago in Personal More Like This
On TES elvesAlright can I just say how much I love the elves in the Elder ScrollsOn TES elves2 years ago in Personal More Like This
J.R.R. Tolkien popularized elves as these otherworldly, divinely beautiful creatures which sorta established the standard for the race in all modern fantasy that came after. They're nearly immortal, distant, and to me, plain boring. Then around comes Morrowind, the game that really made me fall in love with TES, its world and its lore!! The elves of TES have a long history, and each subrace has their own cultural identity. The elves no longer just sit in their Crystal ivory towers (well I guess some of them do) and sing to their trees or whatever - they're flawed, complicated PEOPLE, and extremely proud of who they are. The haughty Altmer, the hostile Dunmer from the Ashlands, the cannibalistic Bosmer, the late Dwemer and their scientific achievements…. when was the last time any elves modeled after Tolkien's work had this much cultural diversity??
I love the fact that Bethesda actually created some of the most inter
Final Fantasy VII Loveless ACT 1-5PrologueFinal Fantasy VII Loveless ACT 1-54 years ago in Personal More Like This
When the war of the beasts brings about the world's end
The goddess descends from the sky
Wings of light and dark spread afar
She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting
Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess
We seek it thus, and take it to the sky
Ripples form on the water's surface
The wandering soul knows no rest
There is no hate, only joy
For you are beloved by the goddess
Hero of the dawn, Healer of worlds
Dreams of the morrow hath the shattered soul
Pride is lost
Wings stripped away, the end is nigh
My friend, do you fly away now?
To a world that abhors you and I?
All that awaits you is a somber morrow
No matter where the winds may blow
My friend, your desire
Is the bringer of life, the gift of the goddess
Even if the morrow is barren of promises
Nothing shall forestall my return
My friend, the fates are cruel
There are no dreams, no honour remains
The arrow has left the bow of the goddess
My soul, corrupted by vengeance
How do I make a cartoony drawing look old?If you saw my drawing of Tom gagged with a bomb you should know what I'm talking about.How do I make a cartoony drawing look old?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is done with Paint.NET. This method is a bit different from the one I used for the drawing of Tom but it's close enough. I hope
Okay, I'll try to explain.
1. Choose a picture you'd like to make look old and open it in Paint.NET
2. Click "Effects", then "Noise". Decrease intensity and color saturation, change coverage if you want. Press "OK"
3. Effects > Photo > Soften Portrait. Decrease softness, change lighting and warmth if you want. OK
4. Effects > Blurs > Gaussian blur. Decrease it. OK
5. Not necessary. Create a new layer above the layer with the picture. Double-click on the layer in the list of layers and change it's mode to "Multiply". Choose black as primary color and white as secondary color. Choose radial gradient and add it by holding and releasing the right mouse button. If you don't like the result you can adjust the layer's trasnparency or, while you're working at t
Collection: MasksCollection: Masks1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween is a time for masks. Aliens, zombies, vampires and werewolves will soon walk the suburban streets in search of tasty treats. But then there is the next level of masks—the likenesses of movie stars, politicians and other celebrities with their most unflattering features exaggerated. Cheap shots, to be sure, but alibied as “satire.” We finally arrive at the “non–off–the–rack” mask–making of actual make–up artists. Here’s where the mask one chooses tells us things about the person we only thought we knew. You see, the scariest thing about masks is their very concept—of a friend or loved one, beneath the surface, not really being the person you know at all. That is a truly fearful thi
Live Gaim transformations.... are hard to replicate, but at least you get poses!Live Gaim transformations1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Knowing that Minato's actress also does the stunts, I really want a helmetless fight scene with her.
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Model DownloadsI decided I should give out some links to models.Model Downloads4 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Since Loda is gone, there will be a lot of missing model links. Hopefully, the model-makers will re-upload their models to other websites.]
For Homura, Madoka & Miki in School uniforms & Kyokou, Homura, Madoka & Miki in Magical Girl uniforms http://magictape.bufsiz.jp/gallery/gallery.htm and here for Mami in magical girl uniform http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/Sc/so/213560.zip&key=mamimami and in school uniform http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/Sc/so/229693 (pass=円環の理)
For ChanXCo versions of 5 of them in both uniforms http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/Sc/so/227069.zip&key=MMM
For Yui, Mio, Ritsu, Tsumugi & Azusa http://www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/kakomiki/page/3ddata.html
Cuba, Canada America, http://ux.getuploader.com/zeze/ Mini Japans', http://u4.getuploader.com/nonono/download/100/miniJapan100.zip Sweden, https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=4a802ec4e7caf83e
Catwoman Costume Making ArticleCatwoman Costume Making Article1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I finally get to translate article about my “Batman Returns” Catwoman costume. And just right time for Halloween x)
I'm very sorry if there are mistakes in the text! And I'm sorry that there are no wip photos, I did not make them, unfortunatelly. But in this article I tried to upload the materials, that helped me to make my own costume.
<cut> Well, first of all few words about why I chose this version. I’m a cat person, I always had cats at home and I love them very much. So it’s not a surprise that I also love such an amazing character as Catwoman. And my first meeting with her happened, when I was a child thanks to Tim Burton’s movie “Batman Returns”. I was amazed by Michelle Pfeiffer’s acting and since then her Selina Kyle is the only one for me. She’s beautiful, dangerous and a little crazy, exactly how Catwoman should be. I alw
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
A way to search for Creative Commons art in DAA simple way to search for creative commons art in DA, is to use Google advance search.A way to search for Creative Commons art in DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put it in you google.com search:
"This work is licensed under a Creative Commons" site:deviantart.com
Click the word "Images" in the left of the google page. It will show images instead of pages.
Voila. You'll see all images under CC in DA.
If you want to be more specific in your search, you can add words in the search above.
It doesn't compares with an in-site feature, but at least it is a workaround...
Body shizI wrote a whole rant thing, but I thought I would keep it simple.Body shiz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know, you probably don't agree with it, but it's something I thought about.
Think about those insecurities you have, right now.
Think you are ugly?
Remember those "flaws" you have? Those pimples on your face, those stretch marks on your stomach, those cute lil fuzzy caterpillars above those gorgeous shiny orbs, your teeth that have a little personality?
Imagine you have a son or daughter, they approached you. They told you they hated everything about them selves. Listed all their "flaws".
Thought that added value around their waist or arms and legs, around their chin and cheeks devalued them as a person.
The freckles that decorated their entire bodies made them look abnormal or made them feel out of place.
Their noses were too big, or were an "ugly" shape.
What would you think?
What would you say to them?
Now replace your child with yourself.
Maybe it's not the "bitchez" at school that are the problem.
They are t
R.I.P., Justin Carmical AKA Jew-WarioYEAH, 2014 ain't looking like a good year, is it?R.I.P., Justin Carmical AKA Jew-Wario2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First we got GekiDan who FOUNDED JE-FUSION who passed away, James Avery who played Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air along with voicing War-Machine from the Iron-Man cartoon & voicing the FREAKING SHREDDER in the old TMNT cartoon who passed away, and now...
Link 1: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=758021
Link 2: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/site-news/general-updates/42083-a-farewell-to-justin-carmical-jewwario
YEP. Jew-Wario passed away on Thursday and I just found out yesterday.
From what I could understand, he was dealing with some depression that he couldn't bare anymore. His wife was near him to talk with and he mentioned ALL of his fans and how they made him so happy when they recognized him from videos.
Heck, from what I've heard, Jew-Wario had a fan-base IN JAPAN/I can kinda see the FamiKamen Rider doing that, and for the most part... REDDIT & 4CHAN WERE LEAVING THIS ALONE. YES, aside from some jerks
The Basics of Taxidermy and Mounting.Below I will be stating my levels of knowledge for taxidermy and mounting to help out new beginners [I'm still a beginner myself, but ya'know, fresh meat.] Now I still have lots to learn! But for now, I will share what I know to help the rest of you new comers out.The Basics of Taxidermy and Mounting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Video Game Review: SkyrimVideo Game Review: Skyrim7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ONLY IN DREAMS: Skyrim Stands Apart as a Modern Masterpiece in Gaming
Bethesda Studios announced that this year, for the first time ever, they’d be hosting their own press conference at E3
This news made waves in the gaming community with everyone anticipating one singular purpose for the conference: to announce the release of Fallout 4, the sequel to one of the studio’s most successful franchises. If you’re familiar with Bethesda, then you
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
The Stock Market - No. 3depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 3|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Say Cheeze - 3 by mjranum-stock
ALL-STAR ATTITUDE by JaimeGervais
FUTURE BADASS by juliet981
TANK GIRL by SamiraEmelie
BROKEN ANGEL. by AndrewMcCormick
'All Hallows Tales' Fiction Contest'All Hallows Tales' Fiction Contest4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Generously sponsored by prize donors and the following Groups:
:iconfocusonlit: :iconbeta-readers: :icontransliterations:
"I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it."
- Elizabeth, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!"
- Nada, They Live
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."
- Grandpa, The Lost Boys
"Watch out for the weirdos, girls."
"We are the weirdos, mister."
- the driver and Nancy, The Craft
They seem like normal people. They go to work every day, keep their lawn nice and trimmed, and pay their taxes on time. They vote. They go to school. You run into them at the mall, or at the playground with their kids. Such nice folks, upstanding citizens
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!
A little advice after my time at the artist alley.
An original article by ArtByMelissaM
Artist Alley: My First Time!
Many of us have been to some form of comic or anime convention and traveled through the artist alley. The first time I ever went to a convention was WonderCon in San Francisco, California, and the first place I stopped was at the artist alley. I remember being so surprised that there was actually a place completely devoted to artists. After browsing through the artist alley and meeting some of the artists, I thought to myself, “One day, you’ll be here, too.” About 5 years later, I was coerced into getting my first artist alley table at Sac-Con in Sacramento, California on March 6th, 2011.
Preparing to have an artist alley table was one of the most stressful thin
My photos used again and again and again XDHi.My photos used again and again and again XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have to say this whole situation with illegal reposting is getting REALLY annoying and bizzare
Just today, I reported three images on Facebook, posted by three different sites. I have to thank Facebook for removing it almost immediately, but the bad feeling still stays.
Then I got back to DA and found my photo of wolves reposted by some 13 years old kid. I told the girl that rules of dA do not allow her to post non original stuff - she blocked me a posted a crying journal "I did not steal anything, my brother took those photos in the wild and allowed me to share them". Yeah, definitely, that's why she posted my photo so I reported her and DA was incredibly fast too - they removed the photo in 10 minutes (TEN MINUTES!!!) after I submitted the report. Very impressive, DA, thank you!
On the other hand - one funny situation. Yesterday, a wonderful drawing of a white lion got a DD - author used my photo of Haldir as a reference, but he forgot to credit me. Some of my watcher
A small dedicationTo:A small dedication3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let us fuck.
And if not that, adopt me.
I will be your estranged, purple haired, devilishly attractive son.
When you want to quit art, think about this...I think most of us had it at some point. A moment in which we felt sad about our art. It might have been a full developed artblock, or just a small moment of hopelessness, perhaps questioning our artistic career, asking yourself "Why did I actually start doing this?".When you want to quit art, think about this...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've had many moments like that. Most of them triggered by another failed drawing, a total lack of inspiration (while I needed to get creative work done --nothing more annoying than that!), or another harsh critique that was just a bit too much to handle, at that particular moment.
I've had many times that I doubted myself. There have been times when I questioned my creativity in general. Times when I was sad about just another harsh critique, or depressed for being turned down by another group or publisher. Times when I got angry and shouted that I wanted to quit art altogether.
But eventually, I never quit.
The point is... no matter how angry or sad I am, it always takes me a while to calm down and
E-BOOK GIVEAWAY!E-BOOK GIVEAWAY!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WANT TO LEARN DIGITAL PAINTING?
As a good fan of 3dtotal books I bought last month, some e-books of that publisher, enjoying what I got some work and I wanted to improve my performance. And that was not to my amazement I was entitled to make 5 downloads of every book? Well, I saved all my external HD (I have 2) and I highly doubt I'll need to download them again, but anyway, still stay with the right of a 1 download. For those not familiar the publisher, it is worthwhile to take a look at the books. 3DTOTAL
So, by my calculations, are 3 downloads remaining. Which means, I'm thinking of doing a giveaway of 3 books 3dtotal.
But it is not forbidden?
No, because I PAID for the download of the book. I am releasing 3 of 5 downloads I have. It is as if I were buying a license for a product, and if I get other